BU to conduct all evaluation work under one roof
From the next semester examinations, Bangalore university (BU) will conduct the evaluation work under one roof. To overcome the problems related to evaluation and declaration of results, the Vice-Chancellor has decided to shift the entire process to Central College.
In the existing system, BU is conducting evaluation work at several colleges and the principals of those colleges used to be the custodians to monitor the entire process.
Talking about this, Vice-Chancellor B Thimme Gowda said, “For every semester, we get around 15 lakh answer scripts for
evaluation and for each subject we recognise a separate evaluation centre (college). We have decided to conduct the evaluation work only at Central College from next exams.”
According to Thimme Gowda, most of the results- related problems were due to this distribution of evaluation work. “There are cases of missing OMR sheets while shifting them from evaluation centres to university. There were complaints about malpractices from outsiders at the time of evaluation. To avoid all such problems we will shift the entire process to Central College,” he said.
Every year, over six lakh graduates come out of all the state universities. Of this, three lakh are from Bangalore University alone. To shift the evaluation work to one place, BU has undertaken a renovation work at Central College stone building. Even the mathematics department is being shifted to Jnanabharathi campus to provide space for evaluation centre.
“Examination, evaluation and results are confidential things. To maintain that, we are fencing the entire Central College campus and entry will be restricted at the time of evaluation. Our intention is to avoid all the exam-related malpractices,” said Thimme Gowda.
Initially, the VC wanted the evaluation work to be done at the valuation building on Jnanabharathi campus. However, following the transportation problem for evaluators, it is being shifted to Central college.
Corruption Rampant in BU
Currently, BU is conducting evaluation work at different colleges. The principals who agree to work as custodians have to take the responsibility of evaluation work of that particular subject at their college. However, selecting custodians itself is a big lobby in BU.
“There is evidence of corruption while appointing custodians. A year ago, the higher education minister insisted the authorities concerned to re-shuffle the custodians following the allegation of corruption,” said a senior official from the examination section.
It is a known thing that, there are agents / dealers who take money from students and strike deals with the custodians to pass the students. All the answer scripts of that particular centre will be under the control of the custodian concerned.